Job Title: Residential Support Worker
Grade 5 - £25,878 - £29,439 - pro rata
Location: Duke Street, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, WV11 1TH
Permanent - 30 Hours/week
Duke Street Bungalows has an exciting opportunity for a permanent residential support worker to join our team. Duke Street is a residential service for adults with learning disabilities, rated as ‘good’ in our last CQC inspection.
The team at Duke Street are committed to providing opportunity, choice, involvement & control to all of the individuals that we support. We take immense pride in the work we do and place residents at the heart of every decision we make. We are looking for applicants who are committed to develop creative ways to support & motivate individuals to achieve good outcomes that maximise interaction, involvement & independence.
Successful applicants will be required to work between the hours of 7am – 10pm, including weekends and bank holidays.
Applications for the role of Residential Support Worker would be welcomed from applicants who:
- Share our commitment to provide choice, opportunity, involvement & control to all individuals
- Can identify & create opportunities for individuals to interact within the local community
- Develop creative ways to motivate & encourage participation in day-to-day routines
- Enable & promote choice & control for individuals
- Provide safe & compassionate care & support within a regulated service
- Have experience of working within a Health &; Social Care regulated service
- Experience of working with adults in a regulated service or community-based service
If you are interested in applying and require more information about the post please contact registered manager, Suzanne Gwilt on 01902 553356.
All applicants should note that this post will require an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.
Prior applicants should not reapply.
Our working arrangements
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